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Postdoctoral Researchers in Microbiology

LSU Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards and experience
Closing date
Apr 28, 2023


  • LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Two postdoctoral positions immediately available
  • To study molecular regulation of Streptococcus mutans and the ecology of oral biofilms

  • Salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards and experience


Research in the Wen lab at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) focuses on (i) the molecular mechanisms that S. mutans and Lactobacillus spp. use to establish and persist in the plaque microbiota and interact with other major species in the community in oral health and disease and (ii) the development of novel strategies against dental caries and periodontal disease. It uses comprehensive approaches which include various modern molecular, biochemical and bioinformatics techniques and various in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models.


Qualifications: Candidates should be highly self-motivated and possess a strong background in microbial genetics and molecular biology. We are particularly interested in individuals who (1) have recently graduated with a PhD in related field with strong experience in current genetics, molecular biology, and/or biochemistry; (2) possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; and (3) have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of these postdoctoral associates will be to conduct independent research mostly by following established protocols. In addition, the postdoctoral associates will also be expected to provide mentorship to other junior personnel and students in the lab, assist the principal investigator in manuscript preparation, and present research findings at national and international scientific conferences.

Salary and benefits: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards and experience. These full time positions are available immediately, and will remain open until filled.


Inquiry: For further information, please email Dr. Z. Tom Wen at


To apply: Please visit Candidates should submit (1) a letter of application summarizing previous scientific experience and career goals, (2) current CV and (3) the names and contact information for three references.


About LSUHSC: LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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